Denise Palmquist

Purchasing Manager


A native Montanan, Denise graduated Montana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Marketing Minor. Following her business degree, she earned an Associate degree in Visual Communication from the Seattle Art Institute, rounding out the “art & science” of her early education. She is a Society of Human Resources Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and a graduate of Leadership Outfitter’s Women’s Business Leadership Community program.

Denise and husband, Kurt moved back to Montana in the ‘90s to be near family and have been in Bozeman ever since. Co-founding Palmquist Creative and eventually merging with Ripple Marketing, Denise has always been an integral force in business management, marketing consulting and human resources.

Thriving in a fast-paced environment, Denise thoroughly enjoys working with each Locati team member and managing the Locati benefits, health and wellness programs.

She has an affinity for continuing education especially in personal and leadership development. Denise always has a smile and a positive point of view for every perspective.

Out of the office, you’ll find Denise meditating via long walks with her dogs; assisting her husband Kurt in his emerging art business (kurtpalmquist.com) and cheering, coaching and supporting Erik & Blake, her twenty-something sons, in their passions and aspirations.